Saturday, February 4, 2012

Memory Challenge

I've started the one thousand gift challenge from  Another challenge:   Memorize this...

Matthew 5:1-11
 1 When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him. 2 He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying,
   3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
   4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
   5 “Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.
   6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
   7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
   8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
   9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
   10 “Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
   11 “Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me.

I remember memorizing this as a child, but I didn't keep it filed toward the front.  I need to work on it again.  When I memorize, I like to break it down, which makes me think of a rap song.  Rap works, or any other style of music.  Think about it.  You can remember songs better than spoken.  I suppose we should ask our pastors to sing sermons, instead of speak them.  In some cases, when we would cover our ears, or run out screaming in disbelief, singing is not recommended.  So, make up a song and belt it out.

Or, I also like to use motions, acting out the verses, phrase by phrase.  However, this can look a little odd and cause danger when reviewing your verses while driving.

Follower of Jesus, what are you memorizing? 
How do you memorize scripture?

Psalm 119:11

11 Your word I have treasured in my heart,
That I may not sin against You.


  1. Just found you on the link from A Holy Experience. Great idea to memorize by singing/rapping! Keep up the good work!

  2. Thank you for your visit. I am enjoying your posts. I am a huge fan of A Holy Experience and am trying to figure out how to join the memorizing challenge. Well, joining is easy it is the memory that is not so good. Thanks for the encouragement and I may have to post the scripture on my wall to hold me accountable. Blessings!


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